AORN Individual Education

Be a Team Standout

An effective surgical team is dependent on the knowledge, skills, and qualifications of its nurses.

Continue your education and be the perioperative nurse your team and patients are counting on with these AORN educational resources:

  • Individual online and live CE courses
  • AORN Journal CE articles
  • Free CEs with AORN membership
  • CNOR® exam prep
  • Scholarships and grants

Perioperative nurses in the operating room

Prepare to Pass the CNOR® Exam.

AORN's Prep for CNOR Course - Online and Live

Choose the learning format that works best for you.

Pick between the online course or the live program or use a blended approach.

Online    Live

Face to Face Events


Global Surgical Conference & Expo

April 6–10, 2019 | Nashville, TN


Learn the latest research, best practices, and innovative ideas coming out of the surgical suite. AORN's annual conference offers a robust program with expert speakers, hands-on training, and hundreds of contact hours.

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ASC Administrator Skills Course

November 6–9 | Denver, CO


A three-and-half-day intensive course, supported by a 4-month online program, designed specifically to help administrators, owners, physicians and nurses improve the business, finance, and management skills needed in an ASC environment.

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Nurse Executive Leadership Seminar

Fall Series 2018


A unique, small-group setting for leaders and managers to openly and candidly discuss top challenges, share best practices, and problem-solve together.

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Scholarships, Grants & Awards

We’re here to support your professional goals and help you maintain perioperative competency. AORN also believes in acknowledging perioperative nurses who give back to others.

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Interested in Obtaining a New Credential or Certification?

Find out how attaining additional perioperative nursing credentials like the CNOR®, CSSM®, CNS-CP® and CRNFA® can enhance your career and improve patient safety. Through our partnership with CCI (Competency and Credentialing Institute), AORN members can save on CCI’s certification programs.

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